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Were slim jims created for thieves? And do they really trigger side airbags?

August 3, 2019

You definitely know this tool. If not personally, you’ve seen it in movies. This is the infamous Slim-Jim…
Criminal behavior linked to thinking about risk, study finds

September 5, 2018

For the first time, a study has shown a distinction between how risk is cognitively processed by law-abiding…
Brain Scans can Distinguish between Criminal Intent and Reckless Behaviour

March 15, 2017

Making judgement calls regarding the motivation behind criminal activity is a common practice that often has major implications…
Fighting crime at the intersection of science and social justice

September 7, 2016

During the past decade, law enforcement agencies across the country have confronted the alarming trend of sex trafficking.…
Largest-Ever European Study on Imprisonment and Recidivism Favours Rehabilitation

August 25, 2016

Prompted by several American studies, all conducted in the state of Texas and showing that serving time in…
Professor Unlocks the Criminal Mind Using Biological Keys

October 23, 2015

Barely one minute into his Penn Lightbulb Café talk on “The Anatomy of Violence,” University of Pennsylvania professor…
Glowing fingerprints to fight crime

October 21, 2015

A CSIRO scientist who had his home broken into has developed a new crime scene identification technique to…
Scientists describe indicators helping to spot future murderers of family members

August 31, 2015

Minds of the murderers have always interested people. What has to happen to a person in his life…
A new CSI tool could pinpoint when fingerprints were left behind

August 18, 2015

The crime scene investigators on TV’s popular CSI: Crime Scene Investigation series seem able to solve any mystery…
Study: Reducing street lighting does not increase traffic accidents and crime

July 31, 2015

Street lights cost governments tremendous amounts of money and generate huge emissions of carbon dioxide. However, it is…
CSI Discovery: 3-D scanning researchers partner with Wisconsin law enforcement

July 17, 2015

On a chilly February 2014 evening in Mazomanie, Wisconsin, deputies from the Dane County Sheriff’s Office arrived at…
Study finds private prisons keep inmates longer, without reducing future crime

June 11, 2015

A new study finds that inmates in private prisons are likely to serve as many as two to…
New study examines health factors influence on ex-prisoners’ chances of returning to jail

June 1, 2015

Ex-prisoners with a history of risky drug use, mental illness or poverty are more likely to end up…
The Brave and Uncertain New World of DNA Testing and the Impact of Technology on Justice

May 26, 2015

Mary Cirincione raises some timely questions regarding the intersection of advancing, increasingly more complex technology and the practice…
‘Fracture’ Prints, Not Fingerprints, Help Solve Child Abuse Cases

May 9, 2015

Much like a finger leaves its own unique print to help identify a person, researchers are now discovering…
What police strategy is the most effective in the hot spots?

April 20, 2015

Team of American criminologists collaborated with the Philadelphia Police Department in order to find out what policing strategies…
Research Reveals Smaller Illicit Drug Supply in U.S.

March 12, 2015

After restrictions on a chemical critical to the production of cocaine, the U.S. experienced a 35 percent decrease…
Crystal Pattern Mapping Can Recover Obliterated Serial Numbers in Metals

February 12, 2015

Researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have demonstrated a technique for mapping deformation in…
Victims May Be Able to Identify Violent Offenders Based on Body Odour

January 28, 2015

Despite being only 45 to 60 per cent accurate, the eyewitness line-up is still a standard procedure in…
Scientists argue that inequality does not cause higher crime rates

December 15, 2014

It has become somewhat trendy to blame income inequality for most of the social problems in the recent…
NIST Study ‘Makes the Case’ for RFID Forensic Evidence Management

December 5, 2014

Radio frequency identification (RFID) tags—devices that can transmit data over short distances to identify objects, animals or people—have…
Can legalization of cannabis reduce crime rates?

December 1, 2014

Can depenalization of Cannabis reduce crime rates? Analysis of social experiment carried in one of London’s neighborhoods, Lambeth,…
Can interactions on Facebook lead to a murder?

November 19, 2014

Media coined a new term Facebook Murder because world’s most popular social networking site was involved into several…
Effectiveness of eyewitness identification procedures

October 17, 2014

Inaccurate identification can lead to the prosecution of the innocent while the guilty go free, according to a…
Goldfinger: the ‘magic’ marker pen that picks up hidden fingerprints

October 17, 2014

A crime-fighting ‘magic’ marker pen that can identify the hidden properties of receipts containing fingerprint deposits within a…
Research on mass and serial killings is not rigorous enough, British scientists think

October 6, 2014

Mass murders and serial killings are seldom. However, these rare events raise many serious concerns. Why some people…
Solving the mystery of Ned Kelly’s remains

October 3, 2014

For the first time since his death 136 years ago a comprehensive study of scientific evidence has revealed…
How Complex Systems theory can prevent crowd disasters and crimes?

September 18, 2014

Complex System researchers have discovered many interesting facts about functioning of our society in recent years. Can this…
NIST to Establish Research Center of Excellence for Forensic Science

August 20, 2014

  The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has announced a competition to create a Forensic Science…
Crime seems to evade legislative efforts to combat it, scientists say

August 18, 2014

„In the long run, crime seems to persistently evade the manifold legislative efforts to ‘combat’ it,“ authors of…
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